September 17, 2012

Halperin named Landmark Defensive Player of the Week

WASHINGTON – After registering 15 saves and a shutout in a pair of matches last week, freshman Lexi Halperin was named the Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.  This is Halperin’s first career weekly award.

Halperin stopped nearly 94% of the shots she faced last week, finishing with nine saves in the Cardinals’ 1-0 win over Christopher Newport on Sunday and six saves vs. Gettysburg on Wednesday.

A native of New Jersey, Halperin had a number of key saves on Sunday, as she turned back several CNU shots from close range to preserve the shutout.

The first-year goalkeeper has started all six matches for CUA and registered 34 saves during that time.  Halperin is currently sporting a 1.83 GAA and has stopped 76% of the shots she’s faced in 2012.

Halperin and the Cardinals are back in action on Wednesday afternoon when they travel to face Stevenson.  Start time is set for 4 p.m.

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